The official response from the Court was curious - no attempt to "spin" his remarks, just a sense that the story was out of control and they didn't know any other way to handle it.
I certainly don't think the Queen should abdicate over this. She is the Queen. She will decide how to handle this. My suspicion is she will just carry on with her duties. And if it is a health issue re: the Prince, I think Henrik's statements will be ignored and he will be buried with the Queen as was planned long ago. After all, his death apparently is not imminent, so there may be a few years for all of this to calm down. The court will have time to put a new face on his behavior. ("The Prince was suffering from ill health for many years, etc. etc. and frequently had periods of mental confusion, etc. etc.)
I just don't think anyone is going to touch that subject while Henrik is alive and active.
(I do know for a fact that people in early stages of dementia or Alzheimer's can become aggressive and mean towards those around them.)
: The way I see it, we are all equal in death
: and I don't understand why the Prince
: doesn't feel this. His wife may be a Queen,
: but from my point of view they are husband
: and wife in death. So his attitude towards
: her is very strange.
: --Previous Message--
: It is most unfortunate that this has been
: made public. Otherwise, Prince Henrik might
: have been persuaded to change his mind. As
: it stands, his decision is disrespectful
: and, one would imagine, hurtful to his wife.
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